Embarrassing game magazine covers - REDEEMED!

If you laughed at the bad covers, it's only fair you recognize the great ones

We devoted an entire section tolaughable licensed game covers, but that doesn’t always have to be the case. Sometimes a good cover can make even the worst game downright memorable:

Above: Bad Game, Awesome Cover #1

Above: Bad Game, Awesome Cover #2

Above: Okay, Great Game with one of the best covers in the history of paper

Above: You’ll never see a Tomb Raider cover this breathtaking for as long as you live

Above: Atari Age covers had a tough road to hoe, but I’d play anything that looked this awesome… even if it was an outright lie

Above: I joked about some of the poor screen capture technology, but I love how it looks likeEGM did little more than snap a shot of TV, yet it helps the otherwise generic Sonic art stand out

Above: NBA Jam was one of the hottest games of the day, yet fairly difficult to adapt into an visually exciting cover. Unless you’re Gamepro

Above: Next Generation took a lot of grief in my article, but one of the things I loved about their covers was the chances it took with new IP on the cover. Nowadays, everything is a sequel orestablished in some form or another. Although these characters never reached iconic status everyone, except the chick from Malice, certainly deserved to

Above: PC Gamer has a long, phenomenal legacy of great covers, but I stopped looking immediately upon finding this slice of elegance

Above: While admittedly a wildly inaccurate representation of Phantasy Star II,Gamepro holds this cover up as the finest its ever produced, and I’m inclined to agree

That's all!Hope I've enlightened a couple of you cruel younglings out there. Iknow only a fraction of the people will who looked at The Bad will bother to look at The Good, but I wouldn't have been able to sleep this weekend if I didn't give these mags their fair shake. After all, we've got history together...

Above: From our tearfulEGM: Gone but not forgottenarticle... which wasn't necessaryas it turns out!

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